The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

June 23, 2005

Top news of the day

Detention – Zheng Jiadong(鄭家棟)
Researcher of Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) Zheng Jiaodong arrested
多维独家报导:中国社科院研究员郑家栋被捕, June 22, 2005
Zheng Jiaodong (鄭家棟), a senior researcher with the Institute of Philosophy, CASS, was reportedly detained for criminal offences by the Beijing Authority. The institute confirmed the arrest and declined to provide details on the case.


Bilaterals - EU/China
EU decides against lifting China arms embargo - senior US official
AFX News Limited, June 23, 2005

Bilaterals - Other
China, Japan try again to mend relations
Reuters, June 23, 2005

Chen Yonglin Describes Abduction by Chinese Agents in Australia
The Epoch Times, Jun 23, 2005

Corruption informants cash in
China Daily, June 23, 2005

Death Penalty
Huhot Public Security chief sentenced to death for murdering mistress
The Beijing News, June 23, 2005

Disaster - Flood
100,000 forced to leave homes as flood toll rises
The Standard, June 23, 2005

Economic Issues
Chinese Oil Giant in Takeover Bid for U.S. Corporation
The New York Times, June 23, 2005

CNOOC's high bid price does not assure merging with Unocal, experts
Xinhuanet, June 23, 2005

UBS in talks to take Bank of China stake
Reuters, June 23, 2005

Human rights – Bilateral ties / Population – One-child policy
US urges UN on China family planning
AP via, June 23, 2005

June 4th
Filming of documentary “Tiananmen” kicks off in Canada
Voice of America, June 22, 2005

Labour - Employment market and income
200 million unemployed youth may cause lead to a crisis in society
2000万青年失业中国社会计时弹, June 23, 2005

Labour-Industrial accidents
Chemical plant blast injures 200
China Daily, June 23, 2005

Law – Wrongful convictions
Hunan government plead with Central Publicity Department to silent media coverage on the wrongful conviction of Xi Xingshan
湖南报请中宣部:欲封杀“滕兴善冤案”报道, June 23, 2005

Media - Press freedom
How To Keep Information Out Of Newspapers In China
EastSouthWestNorth via China Digital News, June 21, 2005

Media - Internet
CHINA: Hackers hit website of firm trying to control Internet use
Asia Pacific Media Network via China Digital News, June 21, 2005

Ministry of Public Security set to expand police force to 70,000 police in 12,866 township police stations
公安部為派出所招兵買馬 將充實七萬警力到基層
CRI Online, June 22, 2005

Police-Re-education through labour (RTL)
US Congress to hold congressional hearing on China’s “Re-education through labour” reform
Voice of America, June 22, 2005

Protests and petitions
“Seeking petitioners’ village” by Liao Yiwu, Part 1 – Tears in petitioner village
廖亦武《寻访上访村》(1):上访村,谁的眼泪在飞, June 22, 2005

Public health-mental health
Only 2.4 counsellors in a million people, survey told
China Youth Daily, June 23, 2005

Public health-HIV-Aids
Group helps child victims of HIV/AIDS
China Daily, June 23, 2005

Public health - Other
Nestle China JV ordered to recall second type of baby milk powder
AFX News Limited, June 23, 2005

Bishop Calls for China, Vatican Compromise
AP, June 23, 2005,1280,-5093177,

Society – drug
Drug addicts to face criminal charges, June 23, 2005

Uyghur Youths, Teacher Detained After School Brawl, Residents Say
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2005

Hong Kong
Gays set to lead democracy march
SCMP, June 23, 2005